Name of Event: Recipe for Change Virtual Gala

Date: June 20, 2020

Venue: Virtual

Participants: Over 1,000 businesses, non-profits, government officials, and philanthropic leaders from around the world.


Goal: Raise awareness and funds for the organization’s dual mission of addressing childhood hunger and promoting education for underserved children in India.



The evening was hosted by famed celebrity chef, Sanjeev Kapoor, who led the conversation with India’s beloved actor Boman Irani and India’s top leaders in business, Ms. Vinita Bali. The endearing energy between the three speakers was palpable, marked by fluid conversations about their own relationship to food, a quick acoustic guitar performance by Mr. Irani, and a live Q&A with the audience. Along with captivating conversations between three changemakers, the evening consisted of talented musical performers who are a part of the Akshaya Patra family, Agney Mulay and Baljinder “Ballu” Singh. The food-themed evening celebrated the beneficiaries, volunteers, chapter teams from Buffalo, Columbus, DC, Grand Rapids, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia who continue to work towards alleviating classroom hunger.